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Liner vs Mat

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When custom framing, sometimes it is necessary or beneficial to create some separation from the art and the frame. Mat board is traditionally used to add this separation and benefits the aesthetic of the design.  Because mat board is usually used for framing works on paper, glass is added to protect the art and mat board.  But what do you do for a painting or a work that doesn’t require glass?  To achieve the same bordering affect, Anthology carries a selection of linen liners in multiple styles, sizes and colors.  Linen liners have been used for centuries for oil paintings to separate artwork and frame.  The liners are made by wrapping a wood frame in fabric.  They add a nice separation between art and frame, dimension and sometimes a pop of color.  They are ideal when framing an oil or acrylic on canvas and photos mounted to Dibond with a uv-coating.  You supply the art, we’ll supply the inspiration!


All the samples feature Larson Juhl Frames and the colored liners are from the Jonathan Adler collection, also from Larson Juhl.


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Denver Custom Framing

Zach and Kendra Custer have been custom framing for a combined 30 years in the Denver area. In addition to offering picture framing and portrait photography, their large gallery features local, emerging artists. Whether you're looking for affordable custom framing with superior customer service, a family portrait or a new piece of art, Anthology Fine Art is your one stop shop.

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